Q: First of all tell us about the start of your professional career?
I starting rapping at 14 and making songs at the age of 15. But it wasn’t until my senior year of high school at 17 when I took it seriously by putting out my first project. Which is an EP titled “Time Will Tell”. Since then I’ve put out 1 Mixtape, 1 Solo album and another Collaborative R&B project.
Q: What advice would you give to beginners who are nervous?
I would say to any beginners that’s nervous to always practice and hone your skills. Also, we live in a day and age where anyone can do anything. It’s easy access and even easier to put out content. So just get out there and create if that’s really what you want to do.
Q:When you decide it’s time to make a new record, is that more exciting or stressful?
It’s always more excited because I love to challenge myself and see how much more creative I can be than I was on the last song or project. I love to test myself and see what I can write and come up with.
Q: How easily do songs tend to come to you?
Songs come me spontaneously sometimes, when I’m at work, riding in the car or even when I sleep. Songs comes to me in dream somtimes (weird yes I know) but I feel as this is what I was born to do so it wouldn’t ever be stressful for me.
Q: What’s your motto or the advice you live by?
My motto is ABC (Always Be Creating) and to work smart AND hard.
Q: What is you favorite song to belt out at the bar/in the car right now?
It’s so many I can’t just choose one and I don’t really go out often unless it’s to perform, but right now I’m constantly finding myself having “B.S” by Jhene Aiko, “Stretch You Out” by Summer Walker and “All I Need by Aaliyah on repeat.
Q :What are your future goals as a music artist?
My future goals is to reach the masses and let people know its okay to go for your dreams and not to let anyone stop you. It’s okay to work and work and have morals, values. To stand up and speak out for yourself. To do guest speaking for kids, win a few accolades by showing the world what I have to offer creativity as an artist. I can’t can’t to get to 1M+ views on any YouTube video and have one of my songs finally reach the Billboard charts. THAT’S when I’ll know I’ve made it.
Q: What was your most memorable performance to date?
My most memorable performance to date would have to be at Miami LIVE located in Miami Beach.
Q :How can we follow you on social media ??
My IG & Twitter – @jamesroan_
Facebook & YouTube – James Roan
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